I left more public places with my son kicking and screaming like a maniac in one week than most parents do in their child's entire life.
It felt like we were living in a war zone.
I’d get so frustrated (mostly because I had no clue what to do), and the next thing I knew, I’d find myself in a screaming match with a toddler.
I KNEW it was useless… and that made it so much worse.
Many nights, I'd look down at my beautiful, sleeping child and say...
...Tomorrow, I'm going to try so hard to not yell at him.
...Tomorrow I'm going to try SO hard to be a kinder, less stressed, more patient mom.
But nothing I tried seemed to get through to him, and I’d end up letting both him and myself down again. The guilt and frustration I felt was nearly unbearable.
Until one day I decided, enough was enough!
I dove into the subject and poured over every obscure research paper published on parenting and child development.
I tried and I failed, then I tried again.
And then one day, I tried a couple of new ideas and was shocked when my son actually listened.
I had finally discovered what made my strong-willed kid tick, why he struggled to cooperate, how to end the power struggles, and how to motivate him to cooperate.
And let me tell you… EVERYTHING changed for us!
I had no idea how much easier and less stressful parenting could be when there wasn’t a never-ending power struggle.
For once, our family actually felt connected, and our home was peaceful in a way it hadn’t been in years.
My own experience set me on a mission to help families around the world learn how to peacefully parent their strong-willed kids from ages 2 - 20.
This mission is why I’ve created...